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to have to,
to have no choice but to, cannot help but, can't avoid
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不得不 ( bude bu / bùdé bù ) is composed of these characters:
The traditional Chinese characters of bùdé bù are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
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cannot | not
不得不 ( bude bu / bùdé bù ) belongs to the 1000 most common composed words in Chinese language (rank 855)
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Version 5.40 / Last updated: 2023-07-28